The recent public attention to the Confederate flag has prompted some people, to the amazement of many of us, to claim the Civil War was not caused by slavery.

This new video (which I learned about through Vox) features the head of the History Department at West Point and, for any reasonable person, will be the last word on this subject. You can access the written transcript here.

Interestingly, Prager Univeristy, which puts out this video and others, appears to be an extraordinarily conservative ((based on their other videos) group.

I’m adding the video to The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War.